Sonic

A little tale for you today. Let me set the scene.

Brother-in-law moves out. Hubby transports items over – kids and I go later to see the new place. Everyone has eaten, but me. I’m starving. (Okay – let’s admit it, there is no way I have ever come close to anything resembling ‘starving’ but that is a story for another day.) I don’t want to buy the kids something to eat when they have already had lunch.

Hubby: “Take my truck and I’ll meet you back at the house.”

Me: “Good idea.” Engine starts and music is turned on! Complete freedom – even if just for a few minutes – feels so nice!

“What should I eat?!?!?” Driving around – nothing looks good. It has to be fast….choices are limited.

“Oh there is a sonic…that will work.” Drive into Sonic drive-through. Enjoying music. Getting close to the ordering box.

“What the heck?!?!?” The driver side window does not work. {PANIC} There are already cars behind me. I’m boxed in. It’s my turn now.

Open driver’s side door and order. Sonic man says “I can’t hear you.” Louder. “I still can’t hear you. Are you ordering from the drivers side?” SCREAM my order (but this time I left out the fried ice cream sonic blast. I didn’t want everyone to hear me order that….I mean a grilled chicken sandwich is perfectly acceptable, but ice cream – that is indulgent 🙂 LOL!)

Okay – food ordered. I still have to pay and get the food. {More panic} The line is moving quickly. My turn. Pulling as far right as is possible in a drive through, I open the driver’s side door and squeeze out. Sonic man is not at the window. Everyone is staring at me.

Should I get back in? Should I stand out there and wait? Try to act cool and kinda lean against the truck.

Sonic man finally comes and takes my money. Hands me the food. I squeeze back in the truck and drive off. {Relief}

Maybe complete freedom, even for a minute, isn’t as nice as I had imagined!

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7 Responses to “Sonic”


  1. 1 Law September 1, 2008 at 11:21 am

    oh — I am laughing outloud! Will probably wake Jairus from my laughing. I am so sorry. Did you at least get a Vanilla drink to make up for it???

  2. 2 Marnie September 1, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    So funny – I can just imagine how standing there and looking natural at the drive through must have felt! :o)

  3. 3 Mom September 1, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Next time you’ll remember that the window on Luke’s truck doesn’t work and you’ll go inside to order and get your food 🙂 Liked seeing all the pictures. Front door is very classy!
    Anxious to talk to you again.
    Love to all,

  4. 4 law September 2, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Does the sonic in Wyoming have an inside? The ones in Texas don’t. Well, you can order from the picnic table in the middle I guess. Hmmm.

  5. 5 Mom September 2, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Sorry, I forgot what it is like in the south. Yes, the Sonic in Laramie has an inside area where you can go in, sit at the table and call in your order via telephone.

  6. 6 Law September 3, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    huh — very interesting. I had no idea.

  7. 7 Carly September 4, 2008 at 6:56 am

    This is going to make me laugh all day, I really like the

    Try to act cool and kinda lean against the truck.

    Ha, Ha…


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